Posted on: April 10, 2021
Great Company, Great People, Great Place to Live and Work.
Nexen Group, Inc. is currently seeking key individuals to be CNC
Machinists at its Webster, Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility. This
is an organization with a very skilled workforce, a can-do culture,
and an excellent reputation. There is almost no turnover, however
several longstanding employees are retiring, creating amazing new
opportunities. Nexen is a premiere employer in the region, with
excellent pay and a full and generous benefits package.
The right person will be attracted to the company's values, its
people, its locale and the intricacies of machining. This position
will be challenging, rewarding and stimulating.
Nexen is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of
precision motion control devices used by diverse industries
worldwide. Major company products include clutches, brakes, linear
motion and braking systems, and other devices for the industrial
motion control market.
Nexen is a privately owned, customer-driven and employee-focused
company. Its continuing expansion and profitability has largely
been due to the success of its workforce in anticipating and
meeting marketplace needs. Nexen is proud of the quality
initiatives of its manufacturing groups and the product innovations
of its engineering and R & D groups. The company holds over 120
United States and international patents.
The company is financially strong and over 100 years old! It was
founded in 1902 to make wagon and truck boxes. After World War I,
it began producing mechanical slip clutches for small printing
presses and later adapted this patented technology to controlling
tension on wide webs of paper on papermaking and processing
Members of the Schilling family purchased the company in 1951, and
over the years, the company grew by listening intently to their
customers, developing excellent products and staying intellectually
and financially nimble. In 1999, Hutch Schilling acquired the
industrial products business, and the headquarters moved from
Minneapolis to Vadnais Heights and was renamed Nexen Group,
The company retains its heritage of innovation, an entrepreneurial
spirit, and a restless pace. It has a very stable workforce that is
accustomed to a culture of change and high expectations. Nexen is
often used as a best practices benchmark by other companies and
Despite having 125 employees, the company functions informally. It
values and rewards team play and results.
The manufacturing facility has over 80 CNC Machines. It was among
the first in the region to have a Mori-Seiki NT Mill/Turn machine.
This 11 axis machine has two spindles, a lower turret, a full
machining head (with Capto Tooling) and a 100 tool magazine. Two
additional Mori Seiki NTs were added in December 2013 at an
installed cost of about $1M each. For high precision machining,
Nexen uses a Yasda Jig Borer with accuracy to within 40 millionths
of an inch, and can inspect to within 5 millionths of an inch.
Nexen was a leader in the area to implement just in time, work
cells, focused factories, CIM, ISO, etc. Most of the shop floor
employees are technical college graduates, and demonstrate a high
level of skill and professionalism. The plant has an excellent
relationship with the community and the schools.
The plant is responsible for over 6,000 different products, 25,000
different component parts and maintains over 95% on time delivery.
Every employee is an important member of the team that ensures that
customers get great products when they need them.
A new person has a lot to learn when they come on board, so Nexen
brings them along at a measured pace. They are assigned a sponsor
("big brother") to guide and train them, and answer questions.
There is significant training on how to use the business software,
quality, safety, inspection, etc. Machining assignments start with
fairly easy parts, on previously set up machines. Over time, the
new employee will be exposed to different machines, work areas and
The right candidate for this position will quickly find themselves
amazed by the sophistication of the processes and systems, and will
want to develop their own proficiency. This person will have it in
their genes to learn how to operate different equipment, and find
better ways to machine. They go beyond just doing what's in front
of them, but will seek to make improvements year over year (month
This individual must be reliable, have a positive attitude, sound
machining underpinnings, and be able to "play nice in the sandbox"
(have excellent interpersonal skills). The company culture is one
of empowerment (independence), pride, thrift, change, and a can-do
attitude. This person will help reinforce all of these
This position requires a one or two year technical college degree
in Machining. Requires excellent technical, interpersonal and
This truly is a "Jewel in the North". Northwest Wisconsin is where
people come to vacation and play. Burnett County has 508 lakes and
54 rivers and streams. Washburn County has 963 lakes and 56 rivers
and streams. There is an abundance of parks, public land, biking,
skiing, snowmobile and ATV trails. The boating, canoeing, hunting
and fishing is great, and outdoor recreational opportunities
Even though seeing deer, eagles and gorgeous sunsets are
commonplace, one will never tire of it. Few people have the
opportunity to work where others come to vacation.
Nexen is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, age, color, religion, sex, ethnic or national
origin, or physical disability.
Keywords: Nexen, Minneapolis , CNC Machinist, Other , Webster, Minnesota
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